Oscar winning actor Juliette Binoche  has been announced as president of the international jury at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. 

Binoche, who has appeared in excess of 70 feature films, won both the Berlin Silver Bear, Bafta and an Oscar for her performance in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient in 1997. 

Now, Binoche replaces German director Tom Tykwer as the lead of the Belin International Film Festival: “I’m very pleased that Juliette is president of the 2019 International Jury. The festival shares a strong connection with her, and I’m very happy that she’ll be returning to the festival in this distinguished position,” said Dieter Kosslick.

“Thank you for this tremendous honour and invitation for your last Berlinale, dear Dieter, it means the world to me! I’m looking forward to this special rendez-vous with the entire jury and will embrace my task with joy and care,” added Juliette Binoche.

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will take place on February 7th 2019. 

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